Aromatheraphy has been around for centuries and has been gaining momentum. Basically, aromatherapy is a fancy word for ‘natural oils’ extracted from stems, leaves, flowers and roots of a plant. These help to improve psychological and physical health. Aromatherapy revitalizes the skin and the senses. By inhaling these oils your brain is stimulated and immediately brings joy, relaxation, calmness, energy, and a “feel good” sensation (a good thing for those fiesty redheads!). Aromatherapy is also known as a form of alternative medicine, some oils have healing properties and once it is applied, the skin absorbs it and provides a soothing effect. Aromatherapy oils can also be used for massages, to improve concentration and to enhance meditation.
As redheads, we must remember that some oils can be very irritating to our skin and must be avoided at all costs. Here is a list of the 4 best aromatherapy oils for redheads:
Lavender Oil: It has a beautiful floral scent. Once inhaled it brings a calm and relaxing effect, and reduces anxiety. When applied to the skin, lavender revitalizes and nurtures it. The lavender helps heal redness and acne. It can also help cure sunburns, read more here.
Rose Oil: It has a sweet floral scent that helps to calm the skin, improve circulation and hydrate dry skin. It’s also used as an astringent and gently cleanses oily skin. Once inhaled it relaxes the mind and eases depression.
Ylang Ylang Oil: It has a wild flower smell. It’s perfect for every skin type because it balances de pH which is good for oily-acne prone skin and for super dry skin; it’s also good to reduce wrinkles and to soften mature skin. When you inhale this oil it immediately reduces anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Rosemary Oil: It has an “herby” smell. This oil has been used extensively to reduce sebum on oily skin and to prevent acne. It reduces the appearance of dryness and moisturizes thoroughly. Once it’s inhaled it boosts mental activity, increases concentration and reduces depression. Brings a feeling of joy and relaxation.
Next time you’re in your favorite health food store, look for these oils and Rock it like a Redhead!